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Synonyms for salient

Synonyms for salient

Synonyms for salient

(military) the part of the line of battle that projects closest to the enemy

having a quality that thrusts itself into attention

(of angles) pointing outward at an angle of less than 180 degrees

represented as leaping (rampant but leaning forward)

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In fact, this oiliness, or greasiness, as I was later to learn, was probably the most salient expression of his personality.
Two little spotless flags were abroad, the one on a salient angle of the fort, and the other on the advanced battery of the besiegers; emblems of the truth which existed, not only to the acts, but it would seem, also, to the enmity of the combatants.
It seemed to me that we were simply going over and over the same ground again, and so I took note of some salient point, and found that this was so.
Cobwebs revealed their presence on sheds and walls where none had ever been observed till brought out into visibility by the crystallizing atmosphere, hanging like loops of white worsted from salient points of the out-houses, posts, and gates.
The more tensely he brooded over the salient points in the life-history of his wife's brother, Bertie Baxter, the deeper did the iron become embedded in his soul.
The crowd grew more dense every moment, and, like water, which rises above its normal level, began to mount along the walls, to swell around the pillars, to spread out on the entablatures, on the cornices, on the window-sills, on all the salient points of the architecture, on all the reliefs of the sculpture.
Among the secrets of Dryden's success in this particular field are his intellectual coolness, his vigorous masculine power of seizing on the salient points of character, and his command of terse, biting phraseology, set off by effective contrast.
His clothes, his beard, the glasses which hide his eyes--those are the salient points about his personal appearance.
From the head, set upward on a thick neck, the eyes, with puffy lower lids, stared with a haughty droop on each side of a hooked aggressive nose, nobly salient in the vast pale circumference of the face.
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Synopsis: "Understanding the Ypres Salient: An Illuminating Battlefield Guide" provides the reader with a clear understanding of what happened in Ypres Salient between 1914 and 1918.
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Lots of research has been undergoing in salient object detection and salient object segmentation.